General Anesthesia and Sedation
Sedation or general anesthesia can be used to perform dental treatments for children, mentally handicapped or patients with movement restriction, where local anesthesia alone is not sufficient or the level of fear and anxiety is very high and adequate communication cannot be achieved.
Sedation is a numbing procedure that is applied in small doses to create a mild sleep state while remaining conscious. The patient still obeys the commands in sedation. It can also be preferred in cases where general anesthesia may be inconvenient
General anesthesia is when the patient is fully anesthetized and put into a deep sleep phase. It remains in a state of general anesthesia until the procedure is completed by inserting a breathing tube through the mouth or nose.